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Transit Options

Leave your car in the driveway and try riding public transportation. Using public transit is a great way to reduce stress and save some cash. Redline-crop

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Transit Options

When it comes to transit options, there are plenty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including bus, subway, commuter rail, commuter boats and private coach services. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and 15 Regional Transit Authorities (full list and links below) provide convenient public transportation services in the areas where you work, live and travel within the Commonwealth.

Planning Your Trip

Through a coordinated effort, all of the Massachusetts public transportation options are available online through Google Transit, making it easy for you to plan your trip on transit anywhere in the Commonwealth. Simply click here check out your transit options for your daily commute or your next outing.

Cost Savings

When you chose transit, you can save big on your monthly commuting costs. Buying a monthly or multi-trip pass lowers your costs. Plus you cut down on fuel expenses, wear and tear on your car, tolls and parking. Check with your insurance provider to see if you can also benefit from discounts when you choose not to drive your car to work each day.

Tax Benefits »

Many employers offer employees the benefit of purchasing your monthly transit pass through a pre-tax payroll deduction. Check with your employer to find out if this is an option to help you save even more on your commute.

Emergency Ride Home for Transit Riders »

Don’t worry about being stranded at work in an emergency. MassRIDES’ Emergency Ride Home program lets you get home quickly if you're sick or have a family emergency by reimbursing you for up to four trips each year. Check to see if your employer offers this great benefit and then sign up here.

Earn Rewards for Transit Commutes »

Register in NuRide, report your transit trips and earn points that can be redeemed for lots of great rewards provided by local and national sponsors (even some local transit providers). Active NuRiders typically redeem around $300 a year in rewards.